Changing the Course: Driver’s License Suspension in Florida

Read the full PDF of "Changing the Course: Driver's License Suspension in Florida" here. Overview Punitive License Suspension and Its Effects Is suspending a person’s driver’s license an effective punitive measure? This is a vital question for Florida, which issued around 1.7 million license suspensions last year. That accounts for [...]

By | 2018-11-14T09:34:36+00:00 November 15th, 2018|Publications|Comments Off on Changing the Course: Driver’s License Suspension in Florida

Florida Voters Want a Commonsense Approach to Pretrial Justice

Too many people are in Florida jails simply because they cannot afford money bond—and voters believe it is time for this situation to change. A new poll from the Pretrial Justice Institute and the James Madison Institute shows that Florida voters think pretrial justice should focus on public safety, [...]

By | 2018-10-22T11:00:52+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Publications|Comments Off on Florida Voters Want a Commonsense Approach to Pretrial Justice

Election 2018: Platforms, Proposals, Projections

By: Dr. J Antonio Vilamil, JMI Senior Fellow and Founder and Principal, the Washington Economics Group and Donna Arduin, President and Co-Founder, Arduin, Laffer, Moore Econometrics Executive Summary Florida faces a once-in-a-generation election in 2018. The confluence of term limits, macro-economic outlook, and the political environment have combined to [...]

By | 2018-10-15T16:26:21+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Publications|Comments Off on Election 2018: Platforms, Proposals, Projections

2018 Florida Constitutional Amendment Guide

Click here to read a PDF of JMI's 2018 Florida Constitutional Amendment Guide! On November 6, 2018, Floridians will march to the ballot box to cast their votes. In addition to electing the next crop of public officials, the ballot tasks Floridians with passing judgment on 13 proposed constitutional [...]

By | 2018-10-29T11:35:15+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Publications|Comments Off on 2018 Florida Constitutional Amendment Guide

It’s Time for Real Occupational Licensing Reform in Florida

By Adam A. Millsap, Assistant Director of the L. Charles Hilton Jr. Center at Florida State University Occupational licensing is under fire in states across the country. Both the Obama and Trump administrations have pushed the case for reform, and the Federal Trade Commission recently created a taskforce to [...]

By | 2018-09-28T15:42:39+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on It’s Time for Real Occupational Licensing Reform in Florida

Structural Reform for Next Generation Prosperity

By: John Towey, Ave Maria University Campus Representative, The James Madison Institute It was about 20 years ago, just as Florida and the rest of the world prepared to enter the next millennium, that Floridians from all corners of the state took to the ballot box to redirect the [...]

By | 2018-09-28T15:42:32+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Structural Reform for Next Generation Prosperity

A Next Wave of Welfare Reform

By Logan Elizabeth Padgett, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, The James Madison Institute Earlier this year, President Trump signed Executive Order 13828, which directs federal agencies to reform welfare programs with key goals to move more able-bodied adults from welfare to work, crack down on welfare fraud, and [...]

By | 2018-10-02T15:59:01+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Publications|Comments Off on A Next Wave of Welfare Reform

Fall 2018 Journal: #Election2018

There’s an ancient proverb that states, “May you live in interesting times.” Regardless of one’s philosophical ideology, I think we can all agree that the times are, in fact, quite interesting. I am reminded of something a friend told me recently: “think about going back in time 20 years [...]

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Florida’s Future: Protecting Private Property Rights or Growing the Regulatory State?

By Daniel Peterson, Senior Fellow, The James Madison Institute The 2018 elections will decide… “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Every American should recognize these words penned by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence. What many Americans do not know is that he borrowed these words from [...]

By | 2018-09-28T15:42:59+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Florida’s Future: Protecting Private Property Rights or Growing the Regulatory State?

The Top Sixteen Things That Most Americans Probably Don’t Know About James Madison

On March 16, 2018, JMI celebrated the 267th birthday of the institute’s namesake, James Madison. This Founding Father is well-known far and wide, and rightfully so. After all, he was the principal architect of the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights, he co-authored the Federalist Papers, and he [...]

By | 2018-09-28T15:43:14+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on The Top Sixteen Things That Most Americans Probably Don’t Know About James Madison